Anadrol is one of those steroids that always evokes a lot of chatter on messaging boards.
Not surprisingly, only a few of those who seem to contribute to those posts may have actually used the compound.
We see stuff like ‘Anadrol has the worst steroid profile’. ‘It’s going to turn you into a bald woman with tits’.
‘You’ll poop your liver out with Anadrol.’
All of this, when there have been human clinical trials where Anadrol was administered at 5mg/kg of bodyweight per person for almost 30-weeks. (The study was conducted in HIV positive patients.)
Guess what? None of the people in the study died. They gained a significant amount of lean body mass, they got stronger and bigger.
The only side effects that they experienced were mild and reversible.
In fact, Anadrol is also administered in children who are suffering from different forms of Anemia at 1-2mg/kg of bodyweight.
For an average child weighing 30-40 kgs, the dosage would be 80mg of Anadrol a day. Go figure.
This does not mean that Anadrol is side effect free or that you do not have to take the necessary precautions while using Anadrol. Far from it.
What it does mean is that Anadrol can be a terrific mass building compound to add to your steroid stack.
Anadrol or Oxymetholone is a DHT-derived anabolic steroid that gained popularity during the 1970s or the golden era of bodybuilding.
Along with Dianabol, it is believed to be one of the most widely used compounds in those days.
The results that you can achieve with both these drugs are extremely similar.
That’s a significant amount of mass and strength in a span of just days. But just like Dianabol, Anadrol does make tend to turn your body into a sponge.
You will hold on to all the water that you can. And that’s not very healthy.
Having said that, there are some people who can take obscenely high doses of Anadrol with absolutely no side effects or bloat. Dan Duchaine (RIP) was one of them. He regularly ran Anadrol at 150mg/day. Jeez! That’s a seriously high dose.
If you are one of those people, then consider yourself to be among the luckiest humans born on the planet.
A new theory suggests that running small doses of Anadrol and Dianabol simultaneously reduces the risk of side effects and amplifies your results. But we wouldn’t vouch for that. Not unless you have run cycles of both these compounds and know how your body reacts to each drug.
Gains with Anadrol
Like we said, you will get big, fast and strong with Anadrol. But what most people fail to notice is the aggression.
Anadrol turns you into the incredible hulk in every sense.
Anadrol is one of those steroids that can make you more aggressive. It’s not the euphoric feeling that comes with Dianabol mind you. This is genuine aggression. It depends on how you channel it though. Aggression need not always be hostile. We have met people who enjoy the aggression that they get on Anadrol. In fact, that’s one of the reasons why they use the steroid in place of D’Bol.
Anadrol will allow you to beat plateaus and personal bests like it’s a walk through the park. Warmup weights don’t even qualify to be called weights anymore. You will be performing warmup sets with weights that would otherwise test your limits. If you participate in any kind of non-competitive sport, like cross country hiking, marathons or long distance cycling, then the increased RBC production will allow you to train and perform harder.
When it comes to building mass, Anadrol holds the edge over Dianabol according to us. That may be subjective though. We don’t hold on to a lot of water and even after we lose the glycogen and fat after the cycle, we are able to retain a lot of the gains. If Anadrol works for you, then there’s no better mass builder. You can use it as a kick starter or during the last few weeks of a cycle, whatever catches your fancy.
In synergy with other steroids:
Anadrol is one of the strongest anabolic steroids that lowers your SHBG levels. This helps amplify the effects of other steroids and increases the levels of free testosterone in your blood. Also, it has an incredibly low affinity to bind to androgen receptors. This means that it does not compete with other steroids to bind to the androgen receptor. A very useful trait if you are running multiple compounds.
The risks of running Anadrol
Experienced steroid users often ask beginners to start with one compound only and then add each compound as needed.
That makes it easy to understand how your body reacts to each drug.
If you are running Anadrol for the first time, then you will know within the first three to four days if it’s working for you. Cause if it doesn’t, then get ready for the worst headaches of your life.
- Headaches: Anadrol can cause skull-splitting headaches, as a bodybuilder in our gym liked to call them. The exact reason behind the headaches remains unknown. But chances are that it’s also causing you to hold on to a lot of water which might have caused your blood pressure to skyrocket.
- Water retention: One of the sides that make this such a difficult drug to control for some people. If you are experiencing water retention, but want to continue using Anadrol, you might want to consider adding Letrozole to your cycle. This will help control the bloat and might also reduce the risk of gynecomastia. Oh yes, despite it not aromatizing into estrogen, there’s always the risk of gyno as it seems to stimulate the estrogen receptor.
- Cholesterol: Anadrol can be pretty harsh on your lipids. But it is not the harshest oral that we’ve seen. You should be able to control the side effects with supplementation and a healthy diet.
Anadrol will also shut you down in days. So testicular atrophy and a complete shutdown of test will be inevitable if you don’t use appropriate ancillary drugs during the cycle.
Anadrol vs. LGD-4033
Both of these are excellent mass-gaining compounds and your choice should depend on your individual bodybuilding goals.
If you are looking at a fast acting compound and are okay using Anabolic steroids, then nothing can beat Anadrol. Or even Dianabol.
But you’d have to stack it with an injectable steroid, like Testosterone to amplify its effects and to retain the gains that you make.
LGD-4033 is a SARM. It will be a lot safer than Anadrol and if you tailor your diet, then you can easily gain up to 10-15 lbs. on LGD alone.